These amazing blood orange cocktails turn this beautiful fruit into some of the most refreshing, tasty drinks you’ve ever had! Perfect for brunch, the holidays or just a refreshing summer drink (I’ll tell you how to substitute blood oranges if they’re not in season!)–these blood orange drinks will not disappoint!
WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR BLOOD ORANGES?
Although blood oranges are have an unmistakable, gorgeous color and flavor, other oranges can definitely be substituted in all of these orange drinks! So if you can’t find them or they are out of season, NO WORRIES!
Some of the best substitutes for blood oranges in drinks are:
- Cara Cara Oranges
- Orange juice
- Grapefruit juice
- Pink Grapefruit
- Navel Oranges
- Valencia Oranges
- Cranberry Juice
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLOOD ORANGES?
Yes, there are three main types of blood oranges: Moro, Tarocco and Sanguinello.
Moro: Most common blood orange in the U.S. and known for a bright orange peel and bright red/orange center.
Tarocco: Known as the most sweet and flavorful of the three types of blood oranges. The tarocco orange is also seedless!
Sanguinello: Very similar to the Moro orange but mostly grown in Southern Italy.
WHEN ARE BLOOD ORANGES IN SEASON?
Blood orange season is typically December through May. The Moros are usually available from December through March. The Tarocco season is a bit later– January through May.
WHAT DOES A BLOOD ORANGE TASTE LIKE?
Fresh blood oranges taste as good as they look! The flavor of blood oranges is sweet with slight hints of cherry and grapefruit! If you like regular oranges (navel oranges), you’ll love blood oranges! They are such a refreshing change!